Hotels tagged with: Somerset Maugham

Eastern & Oriental Malaysia

Eastern & Oriental

This is the first of a series of hotels opened and operated by the Sarkies family, who so successfully started running hotels in South East Asia in the second half of the 19 century. While operating this hotel, they ventured to Singapore where they ...

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Imperial New Delhi India

Imperial New Delhi

"The privileged among us experience a special feeling of ‘coming home’ when checking into a hotel, just as lovers of fine art are struck with profound admiration when confronted with a particularly beautiful piece on a gallery wall. These...

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Metropole (Sofitel Legends) Featured

Metropole (Sofitel Legends)

  "The Metropole is one of the last grand hotels of the exotic East. I have returend to the Metropole many times. While researching its history I have - childishly - fallen in love with many elements of its past. I think you feel it when you...

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Ritz Madrid Featured

Ritz Madrid

The Ritz Madrid is one of the classic elegant European grand hotels. It welcomes us with all the luxruy of a bygone time, elegant and refined, yet state-of-the-art und in fact very contemporary. From the preface of our book on the Ritz: "...

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Schloss Velden Austria

Schloss Velden

For over 100 years Hotel Schloss Velden was the meeting point of the international jet set. The King of Thailand enjoyed its hospitality, the Prince of Wales, the Kings of Sweden and Norway, too. To the left, by the way: Edward, the Duke of Windsor, ...

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Strand Hotel Featured

Strand Hotel

  A book of history, stories and memories of all the artists and writers who found inspiration at The Strand. "The Strand" — what a name in South East Asian hotel industry! Talbot Kelly left us wonderful paintings and travel descri...

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The Mandarin Oriental Bangkok Thailand

The Mandarin Oriental Bangkok

Since decades “The Oriental”, as it is affectionately known by travellers from all over the globe, leads the lists of all "best-hotels-in-the-world" publications. Moreover, it is an institution of hospitality. It offers ± 4...

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Oriental Kobe

Oriental Kobe

The Oriental's story begins in 1870, shortly after the opening of Kobe Port to foreign ships. The Oriental Hotel was born in Kobe's...Read More

Majestic Hotel & Spa Barcelona

Majestic Hotel & Spa Barcelona

The Hotel Majestic is one of the very special historic hotels of Barcelona that lives its history, while having safely arrived in today's...Read More

Half Moon

Half Moon

In 1954, a group of wealthy individuals including Donald Deskey, the fabled designer (among his works the Radio City Music Hall); Harvey Firestone,...Read More

Prince de Galles

Prince de Galles

The Parisian hotel with two names! And it all started with a kiss! The rumor persists that in the 1920s the Prince of Wales influenced the...Read More

Metropole (Sofitel Legends)

Metropole (Sofitel Legends)

  "The Metropole is one of the last grand hotels of the exotic East. I have returend to the Metropole many times. While researching its...Read More